FUNERAL SERVICE TRANSFERS

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Can a funeral director transfer a deceased person, without legal consent? – The simple answer is NO! It is the responsibility of hospitals to put in place processes for the safe and correct release of bodies to funeral directors or relatives. Before a body can be released by a hospital, the following arrangements should be followed […]

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WHY FUNERALS STILL MATTER

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We have had funerals since the beginning of time. No matter which culture you research, you will find evidence of funeral rites and traditions. Although we have seen a rise in direct cremation, due in part to the Covid pandemic, the human need to acknowledge a life and process a death still remains.  The funeral […]

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TEN MOST COMMON FUNERAL MISCONCEPTIONS

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In Australia our culture is somewhat death-denying. It is not a subject that we like to talk about; yet for all of us death and funerals are inevitable. Here we address some common funeral misconceptions about funeral planning.   I Don’t Care What Happens To When I Die While that may be true, it’s not fair […]

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HOW TO SELECT THE BEST PALLBEARERS

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 One of the many important choices we need to make when arranging a funeral is the selection of pallbearers. A pallbearer is someone who is selected by a close family member of the deceased to help carry the coffin to the place of service or burial site at a funeral. There are typically six to […]

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HOW TO AVOID A FUNERAL R.I.P OFF

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THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE is a difficult time for everyone. For most of us, coping with death and planning a funeral is one of the most difficult things we will ever be asked to do. It can be a very emotional and difficult time. What makes it even harder is that we are […]

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FUNERAL TRADITIONS: Why Carry Feet First

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The origins of the phrase ‘carried out feet first’ highlight another funeral superstition that has very practical origins. The phrase is used to express the idea that someone is so dedicated to something they will only give it up when they are dead, referencing the common practise of transporting a body feet first. There are […]

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